In many Australian cities the hunger for skilled building and construction tradespeople is so high that employers are poaching apprentices away from completing their training, according to a Construction News report based on Federal Department of Employment projections to the year 2019.
Who needs professional indemnity insurance? Easy. Any business that provides professional services or advice. But wait! You’re not a high-flying doctor, lawyer or financial advisor, you’re just a small business – does it really apply to you?
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Cybercrime is growing rapidly and it is the number one threat facing Australian small to mid sized businesses, but how much do you really know about it? Click on our infographic to download the 20 cybercrime facts and statistics you need to know.
Construction risk management is in the spotlight as climate conditions change and associated risks are on the rise, delivering potential wins and losses for the building industry.
The CSIRO’s 2016 Farsight for Construction report on the future of Australia’s construction sector lists the top trends that are driving the way the industry will operate in 20 years’ time.
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Building contractors should definitely read the small print in these make or break areas of their business insurance contracts before they sign on the dotted line. The devil is in the detail.
The decline of the mining industry signalled the beginning of the end of the recent building boom in Australia, leaving the construction industry highly exposed. The economic risk is huge, given construction accounts for almost 10 per cent of employment, according to ABC News.